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Richard H. Yamamoto

Date: April 27, 2006
Location: Spokane, Washington
Videographer: Dana Hoshide
Densho ID: ddr-densho-1000-191
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Nisei male. Born September 4, 1922 in Spokane, Washington. Spent childhood in Spokane, where parents operated a downtown Spokane hotel and father worked as a redcap at the local train station. Graduated from Lewis & Clark High School, attended Whitworth College, and then attended trade school where he became an electrician. Currently resides with wife, Kazue, in Spokane.
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Interview location: Spokane, Washington Origin of name Segment 1 of 22 [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Spokane, Washington Description of siblings; unusual circumstances of sister's passing Segment 2 of 22 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Spokane, Washington Family background: father's family history Segment 3 of 22 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Spokane, Washington Father's job as a redcap at the train station Segment 4 of 22 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Spokane, Washington Description of redcap duties Segment 5 of 22 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Spokane, Washington Mother's background Segment 6 of 22 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Spokane, Washington Description of parents' hotel, clientele Segment 7 of 22 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Spokane, Washington Memories of helping at parents' hotel: spraying for bedbugs, stoking the furnace Segment 8 of 22 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Spokane, Washington Interactions with Spokane's Chinese community Segment 9 of 22 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Spokane, Washington Recreational activities as children Segment 10 of 22 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Spokane, Washington Attending Japanese language school, or "tip school" Segment 11 of 22 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Spokane, Washington Playing football in high school Segment 12 of 22 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Spokane, Washington Involvement in judo, playing in tournaments Segment 13 of 22 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Spokane, Washington Participation in Boys State Segment 14 of 22 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Spokane, Washington Becoming angry on December 7, 1941, quitting job Segment 15 of 22 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Spokane, Washington Effect of World War II on father's redcap position Segment 16 of 22 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Spokane, Washington Effect of World War II on personal life; restrictions Segment 17 of 22 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Spokane, Washington Description of brothers' wartime activities Segment 18 of 22 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Spokane, Washington Deciding to attend trade school and become an electrician Segment 19 of 22 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Spokane, Washington Meeting future wife, getting married Segment 20 of 22 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Spokane, Washington Description of children Segment 21 of 22 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Spokane, Washington Reflections: difficult experiences of the Kibei Segment 22 of 22 [ Previous segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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